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Test Code DHEA_ Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), Serum

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum Red


Necessary Information


Patient's age and sex are required.



Specimen Required


Collection Container/Tube: Red top (serum gel/SST are not acceptable)

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Red Frozen (preferred) 28 days
  Refrigerated  21 days
  Ambient  6 hours

Special Instructions

Reference Values

Premature: <40 ng/mL*

0-1 day: <11 ng/mL*

2-6 days: <8.7 ng/mL*

7 days-1 month: <5.8 ng/mL*

>1-23 months: <2.9 ng/mL*

2-5 years: <2.3 ng/mL

6-10 years: <3.4 ng/mL

11-14 years: <5.0 ng/mL

15-18 years: <6.6 ng/mL

19-30 years: <13 ng/mL

31-40 years: <10 ng/mL

41-50 years: <8.0 ng/mL

51-60 years: <6.0 ng/mL

≥61 years: <5.0 ng/mL

 

*Source: Dehydroepiandrosterone. In: Soldin SJ, Brugnara C, Wong Ed, eds. Pediatric Reference Ranges. 5th ed. AACC Press; 2005:75

 

For SI unit Reference Values, see https://www.mayocliniclabs.com/order-tests/si-unit-conversion.html

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday, Thursday

CPT Code Information

82626

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Gross icterus OK

Method Name

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

Portions of this test are covered by patents held by Quest Diagnostics

Secondary ID

81405

Testing Algorithm

See Steroid Pathways in Special Instructions.